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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama cuts short his vacation to head back to washington, while harry reid says the country is headed toward the fiscal cliff. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on efforts to avert the looming deadline from todd zwillich of public radio international. >> brown: then, geo-politics and children: russia moves to end adoptions by american parents. >> warner: what austerity measures look like at street level: we have a report from athens. >> by the end of 2013 greece would have a worse depression than the great depression in the u.s. >> brown: a player in campaign politics, but what of the current debt debate? we talk with tea party ally, matt kibbe. >> warner: and as e.p.a. chief lisa jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. b
jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: five days and counting with plenty of tit-for- tat charges, but no agreement in sight. that, in short, summed up the state of affairs in washington today as the fiscal cliff deadline loomed, january first. it would mean more than $600 billion in across-the-board tax increases and automatic spending cuts. >> come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cliff, and it
severe budget cuts with the november passage of governor brown's proposition 30, but voters didn't say yes to all taxes. an attempt to tax soda in richmond failed, as did a statewide tobacco tax on the june ballot. new districts drawn by a citizens commission and the voter-approved top two primary system shook up races for congress and the state legislature, putting a record number of freshmen in the assembly and giving democrats a rare supermajority in sacramento. it was the beginning of realignment of the state's criminal justice system, and voters approved reform of the state's tough three strikes sentencing law. the economy sputtered but finally showed signs of improvement in the housing and job market, but in silicon valley, the highly anticipated facebook ipo fell flat. the city of stockton made headlines as the largest city in the u.s. to ever file for bankruptcy. and a deadly shooting at oikos university in oakland left seven people dead and a community in shock. and obama care was given the seal of approval by the u.s. supreme court, now poised to take on prop 8 and the defens
, mayor brown, for being here as well, and the moscone family and friends, and former members of our board as well. welcome, everyone, to this 34th tribute and remembrance of mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk. you know, i will say at the outset in gathering my thoughts here and my personal thoughts here, of what they represented. as we wait for this wonderful sound to pass by. they made it very quiet here. hope everyone is okay. >>> you know, mayor moscone and supervisor milk to me, as i was a law student in the bay area when the assassinations happened, and wanted to be part of a government that was going to be much more open. in fact, i had to sue the government in order to make it more open. and those years where struggle and just representing people who wanted to make the city much more equality bent was where i felt. and i feel today that if mayor moscone and harvey milk were here, they'd be pretty proud of what we've been able to accomplish in those years. seeing how mayor brown became mayor and my lucky charm of being now the first asian mayor of the city, understanding -- th
side man, having played with everybody from anthony brown's asian american orchestra to wane wallace's newest cd. who haven't you played with lately? yeah, he's played with everybody. you can find mas on a lot of different cd's from the local jazz community. this song we're going to do is an air called the brown-haired girl. when i was recording, when i was fortunate to be able to record bridge across the blue, i was telling them i got this air, i got it off the chieftan's album, i'm going to do it on the electric base. he looked at me and said, you're nuts. people are going to go crazy but if you can do it, i'll help you. he gave me this book of airs and went, figure it out, figure it out. it never quite jelled on the base but when hillary called today, i started to think more about the cedar flute. i said, i wonder if this particular air can fit? well, here we go. (instrumental music). >> thank you very much. i guess what i want to say about an arrangement like that is that it's not meant to use the cedar flute as a bit of exotica, but what the panelists have been speaking about. i
in the left-hand part of the stage, our former mayor willie brown who is here. [ applause ] all right. now, would you... thank you. so now, i want to introduce the city's park champion and chief and of course he shares our vision for making our parks, better cleaner, safer and more fun. he also loves to be in our parks and loves sports and he loves to play and pretty darn good at a game of ping-pong among other activities let's give a big san francisco welcome to our mayor, mayor ed lee. >> thank you, phil. how about another round of applause for phil. >> i am so happy to join you with the supervisors and sean thank you again for all of those wonderful years that you have served the city thank you very much for being here. to all of the other supervisors, scott weiner and mark ferrel, thank you for your leadership on infrastructure and open space and parks and on supporting families in this city and to the hardest, most effective commission rec and park commission, thank you very much. all of your leadership there. but there is many other people to thank, we have got a lot of things to be
downtown. >> further up the petaluma river where flood control walls were built years ago, will brown walked his sons to a bridge to assess the water level. >> we always come down to see how the refer is doing. takes a while to build up like this. >> this stretch is going to be opening within the next few minutes. also making pretty quick work or pg&e crews. throughout the day they had 8,000 people without power, and that has slowly decrease. right now, latest reports are 3200 customers without power in the north bay for pg&e. reporting live, sergio quintana, abc-7 news. >> ama: highway 1 at devil slide is now open. chp says an officer was able to clear the roadway quickly, buts' debris remained. traffic in both directions is running smoothly, but county officials wash this part of the coast highway is especially dangerous in proloaned rainstorms. travel will be safer with the completion of the slide tunnel next year. >> our team storm watch coverage continues with nick smith. nick, you were there when a father and daughter had to be rescued from the water near red but -- redwood city
the roadway but flowed over earlier in the day. up the river, will brown and his sons assess water levels from a neighborhood bridge and notice debris being rushed down the river. >> looks like a lot of sticks have been coming off from the grass because the water is carrying it away. >> in pengrove, the creek jumped its banks and soaked the park. >> there was water coming in over the banks in the park area itself, and it's flooded into the park. but not too high in other areas. reporter: the wind and rain also made for challenging driving conditions. this two-car crash on the northbound 101 freeway near san rafael squeezed traffic down to two lanes while emergency crews responded. >> now, these steel plates are a temporary fix but it did allow sonoma county road crews to re-open this road an hour ago. the other crews that are still keeping busy in the north bay or power crews. pg&e reports they still have about 3800 homes that are without power at this point. reporting live, i'm sergio quintana. abc-7 news. >> ama: in forestville, fir tree fell on a house. no one was injured but power was out
the roadway. further up the river, will brown and his sons assess water levels from a neighborhood bridge and noticed plenty of debris being rushed down the river. >> it looks like a lot of sticks have been coming off from the grass because the water is carrying it away. >> in penngrove the creek jumped its banks and soaked the community park. >> there was water coming in over the panics in the park area itself. i got into the parks but not too high in other areas. >> the wind and rain also made for challenging driving conditions. >> two-car crash on the northbound freeway near san rafael squeezed traffic down to two lanes while emergency crews responded. i'm sergio quintana, "abc 7 news". >> ama: in el sobrante the creek backed up and flood four hopes. this so apian way. the water started flowing into his house. >> in forestville a fir tree fell on a house. power was out in the area for a while. in santa rosa, northbound highway 101, a car rolled over after skidding on the at fault. there was one minor injury in that accident. >> the strong and steady storm is pounding the seawall along
. >> thanks, brian. >>> governor jerry brown is turning his focus to two major projects for the second half of his term. at the top of his agenda is seeing that california's high speed rail project gets on track. the $68 billion undertaking is slated to be the largest public works project in state history. also on his list, a massive water project for the sacramento delta and revamping california's school funding system. governor brown is expected to present his agenda when he delivers his state of the state address in january. >>> the warriors are on a roll. just ahead, can they keep up their momentum at home? >>> and an unusual sight in new york. the lights dimmed on broadway. we'll explain why when we come back. ,,,,,,,, >>> a little bit of a gray start to our saturday morning, as we look out live over the skyline of san francisco. the temperatures today in the 50s and more sunshine later in the day. ,,,, ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more,
. >> reporter: lucas brown was one of several evacuated. >> how is this affecting your christmas? >> terribly. horrible. >> reporter: he said he spent the night with his eight kids in his car. a block away, things are getting back to normal in the robinson home. they too were evacuated and are thankful their house was not damaged. >> it was like up this high. we were afraid it was going to go in there. but when we got back, there was no water damage to the house. >> reporter: their next-door neighbor, not so lucky. his home is off limits, deemed unsafe after water got inside and affected electrical outlets. of major concern are seepages in the levy. the mayor says they're working on a long-term solution but for now have engineers out here for a quick fix. >> we'll be working all night to raise the level of the levy, reinforce it with sandbags. >> reporter: he plans to appeal to the state for resources. meanwhile, lucas brown has his own appeal, a christmas wish you might say. >> hopefully they'll fix these levies that we don't have to go through this once again. >> reporter: truck loads of sa
. there was a video done of the physical abuse of the student at the school and apparently amos brown was able to see that video. who allowed him to see that video, since he is not a parent of the student? is this allowed? other people have asked to see the have and not been provided that opportunity. there are serious and systematic problems going on and it has to be addressed. if this is slander, it's absolutely untrue and i think the superintendent should apologize to the people, the parents and students at mlk. thank you. >> good evening everyone. my name was in the paper for -- i will just quote it, "she yelled at me in front of two classes of students," said linda cook a former english teacher who was removed from her job and i will use another [kwo-ets/] [tpra-erlt/], "there are procedures in place to evaluate personnel and we follow these procedures," said school superintendent richard carranza in a statement. slandser is when someone tells a lie about another. it is slander when the lie can damage another's reputation. a group of students wrote a letter about the principal's behavior wh
the machine there or not. i think you should just continue. >> good afternoon, supervisors, mary brown, planning department staff to present the proposed designation for sam jordan's bar as an individual poland lark under article 10 of the planning code. at the request of the land owner the project was added to the land mark work program in 2011. at both the june and july hearing the historic commission voted unanimously in favor of the building based on its historical significance. to summarize, the build is significant for its association with the life of a person significant in our past. it is a physical location and geographic locus of the life work of sam jordan. jordan was a prominent business, political, social and cultural leader in the bayview neighborhood through the middle decades of the 20th century. sam jordan's support of african american entrepreneurship, civil rights and political involvement began before 1958 when he took ownership of the bar and remained constant until his death in 2003. his influence extended far beyond the neighborhood to include the larger sphe
and his father and had a class in moore house of seven students. dr. brown and members of the class and knew them before and before then and he brings a lean yaj of struggle to the table every time he speaks with tremendous morale authority and stroke couldn't stop him for fight wg great power. [applause] i want to thank mayor ed lee for convening the family. for all the times we think of leading from the front. often you lead from the center. you have the power to convene the family, to look at a family crisis and think it through, and it figure it out, and if we can get out of our own's self way we might find solutions to a problem that is multi-faceted. i want to thank pastor bryant here who is the spokesman in the state and reverend brown and used his zeal and intelligence, his will to fight. he is a preacher, pastor, teacher, musician and a san francisco giant fanatic. [applause] and to all of you here today this issue of violence is a complex and challenging one. no one need to be self rightious about it because there is no instant answer to the things that all of us must.
. welcome to our brown bag lunch series. this is the regular third thursday of every month event. we are finishing up with a talk about the outside lambs, an area that was previously considered uninhabitable. uninhabitable due to fog. [inaudible] but we have with us a couple of real experts in outside plans. -- i am outside -- in outside lands. woody has devoted a lot of his time and effort to the outside lands. >> we are a nonprofit in our 10th year, and we are dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of san francisco. >> it is great to have you here. and pat, who has a lot of knowledge and brought to be sure today a lot of [inaudible] , and she can share with that -- she can share that with us as well, and we only regret that harvey the wonder dog could not be here. we talked about [inaudible] what area, generally, are we talking about? >> the term came from what was called the pueblo land when the san francisco peninsula was switched over from mexican ownership to american ownership. certain tracts were preserved, so there was a more orderly, even though it took decades, tr
that we see here who spoke, the mayor and mayor brown, mayor lee, those that have gone on into the state senate and the state assembly, by those that have gone on to the national stage representing not only the lgbt community, but every marginalized community we've had in this country. the chorus that i'll talk about in a minute who got their first public performance on the night that harvey and george were taken from us. but mayor brown called them two extraordinary individuals. actually, mayor brown shared that with me four years ago. it has stayed with me. harvey and george, they put in place, as the mayor said, a foundation of what we see today in equality and justice. we actually live in an extraordinary time because of the shoulders created by george and harvey. we live in an extraordinary moment because each of you believe you're worthy because each of you have a gift of authenticity to offer the world. and each of you are here tonight with not only the moscone and milk family, but the true meaning of the human family, in remembrance of the sacrifices that have taken us to get us
>> hi. we'd like to welcome you to our brown bag lunch talk today. we do this every third thursday in san francisco. and today we are at e&e electric, 1775 mission street, right by the building department office where we are going to walk around and look at all of this fantastic equipment. shinny, wonderful stuff. complicated stuff. what could this possibly be used for? we have with us today, david green, senior electrical inspector who is a good friend of mine and a well-known sailor on the san francisco bay. you're going to sail this saturday. and mr. lloyd and mrs. lloyd. thanks for letting us come in here. really appreciate it. you're an electrical contractor, too. right? >> i'm electrical for 26 years. we do lots of big projects. we dot lots of industrial and commercial and residential. >> so you have to get a california special license. you have to be a special licensee to do electrical what is that license? >> yes. i have a c-10 licen and b license. >> b is a general contractor's license. >> yes. more interesting for me, i do a lot of c-10 for electrical. >> about three, fou
that they could get it back up and running by the beginning of april of 2013. >> governor jerry brown is looking ahead at the second half of his term. in the past year he successfully persuaded voters to pass his tax initiative. he also pushed changes to the public pension system through the legislature. now he wants to focus on improving the state's water delivery system, and building the nation's first high-speed rail system. given his success in 2012, brown says that he is excited for the year to come. however, he says that he also was to make sure that state spending stays under control while new projects are moving for. >> with the new year, calif. will be getting a lot of new laws. kron 4 urs philippe de djegal highlights a few of them. >> the fine ford dealers who use metals will go up the big time. it will rise to up four times $250. if the new fine will be $1,000. the next line ithe next lot is due o birth control. it will allow them to prescribe medication. drivers of licenses. there are documented immigrants will be able to apply for a driver's license. these are for people who are in
san francisco mayor ed lee and former mayor womeny brown. our question on the fiscal cliff, how much of this is the politics and how much of it is show for the public and real deal cutting? >> first of all, none of it is show. it is really politicians trying their best to prevail of what they promised their voters they would do. that is what it is. they are not postponing on purpose. they are going as long as they can. willy brown said, and i agreed, my voters would have to say i didn't make the fight, what i promised to do. >> reporter: what you promised do isn't after you it is down and see the facts isn't exactly the right way to go. what do you do politically then? >> for me i naturally try to get that information out there and let the public and certainly everybody looking at the budget process understand what changed circumstances we face. for me budget has been a process where you don't really hide things. you really have to tell everybody what is going on. >> the question is the republicans say okay, we can't give on taxes until you reduce spending. the democrats are say
st. stay with us when we checked in with san francisco mayor edley and former mayor willie brown. these guys are no strangers. we have the so-called fiscal cliff. with the politics involved here? how much of what we have been seeing is real deal cutting and how much is show? >> first of all, none of it is really show. it's really politicians trying their best to prevail what they promise their voters they would do. that's what that is. they are going as well as they can. the first day as we said something different than willie brown. i immediately agreed. my voters would have to say, i didn't do what i promised to do. >> what if what you promise to do is after you sit down and see the facts and it isn't the right way to go. what do you do politically? >> for me i naturally try to get that information out there but also let the public is certainly everybody looking at the budget process understand the change of circumstances we face. for me but it has always been kind of a process where you don't really hide. >> it seems to me the question is, republicans say, we can't give on tax
is five foot 3 with bronx brown hair. >>> this is the thyme where skiers go to the slopes. and it comes a day after a man was caught in an avalanche. 49-year-old steven anderson was buried for five hours and pie the time they reached him, it was too late. >> they didn't find him and he was at the bottom of the cliff instead of at the top. >> several people were looking and they say the risk for more avalanches is considerable in the next 48 hours. now a member of the ski patrol is in critical condition after being caught in an avalanche there. they threw a roll and the avalanche broke much higher and wider than expected. one person was covered for 8 minutes, he was recovered and taken to the hospital. the area is now closed to the public. >>> snow is expected over the interstate 80 corridor in the afternoon. right now chains are required son other powerful state routes. >>> a storm could bring dangerous tornadoes in the u.s. thunderstorms are in east texas to florida. freezing rain is expected in oklahoma and a blizzard is out on the runway. >> typically when we start clearing it is a c
. former mayor willie brown. [cheers and applause] and former mayor frank jordan. we want to acknowledge the husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skipper mrs. kim bochy. and let us now welcome distinguished members of the giants ownership group, charles johnson, david jenkins, trina and rob veen, tory and steven humphrey and allen baer. and we also joined by past giants owners. please welcome the family jamie and kim rupert and peter stoneum. also here with us today bob and connie laurie. peter and debbie mc clawlin. bill and sally newco. and now let's give it up for
. >> and governor brown wants to change the way school districts take and spend money. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> welcome back and new this morning, you may call it a holiday miracle, a county man was found alive after being stranded in the wilderness for five-days. he set out for a hike in the national forest one week ago but he spent three nights in attend purchase he finally found a carbon and broke into it. if heed not broken into that cabin he would not have survived. >>> 5,000 people were expelled due to sexual abuse. the at it do foes from 1991. bay areas include piedmont and -- include piedmont and san rafael and they accused them of f
sick leave so unable to be here to respond, but i do believe that valley brown may be returning to work in district 5 office or at least that's the rumor. if that's the case then hopefully she'll be able to answer some of the questions that might come up today and that will definitely forward to her. also redevelopment agency certainly there's been a lot of really bad history in the western addition over the decades and accountability is something i think people would really like to see, so i am not sure how we necessarily achieve that other than continuing to kind of have to informational hearings and for people to continue to ask questions, which we will then again forward to redevelopment personnel to moewd and to the oversight board. but i believe that before supervisor mercurini left, he did request a audit and we will find out what the status of that is. there were a lot of questions around $800,000 and we will find out about that and make sure member s of the public receive, but we didn't want to leave without having an opportunity for members of the public to put concerns or q
playing. anthony brown, who is a composer, is going to get a horn player to play something that is good but it's also someone who hasn't played in a while so it's a bit rusty. that's kind of tricky, but it had to be that because it couldn't be anything too complicated. he couldn't come up with this extraordinary riff set that made everyone kind of stand up and cheer. it had to be this sort of ragedy and yet truthful and sum up everything that's happened in the course of the play. but that's anthony brown's problem, not mine. >> so, anyway, i guess we should open this out to everyone out here. i'm sure you've got some questions that you'd like to ask phillip, so i'll be happy to take questions from the floor. over there in the red. >> can you explain again why the no no boys were rejected by the japanese community? i can understand if they said that they did not want to -- if they answered no no that the caucasian community would reject them, but i'm not sure where the japanese community rejected them. i felt like they were making a stand for the community. >> i think what's happened in
jumper from lee. lee ten assists and a triple double. >>> the cardinals answer, aaron brown hits the go-ahead 3. stanford wins. >>> and the a's will play for the next five years at the coliseum. they won't be playing at candlestick, which some officials thought could happen. >> that'd be weird. c-b-s s-f dot com.
're saying it's better than this one? >> yours has a charlie brown aspect to it. >> i think it needs me. >> reporter: what patrick needs and has is a christmas tree, with a nice plump one that grazes the ceiling rather than pierces it. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that will definitely make you look twice, no doubt. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. much more ahead on cnn saturday morning, which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it's 8:00 am on the east coast, 5:00 am in the west. >>> powerful national rifle association, here's tom foreman. >> hey, randi, nra officials were quiet in the days following the newtown, connecticut, shooting, giving people time to mourn. now they are speaking up and they have a lot to say. despite protesters, the president and public opinion increasingly pushing against the gun lobby, the national rifle association sent a sharp message to its leader, wayne lapierre, no retreat. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with an a gun is a good guy with a gun. i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriat
. >>> and lots of smiles at mother brown's dining room as santa himself handed out toys to hundreds of boys and girls. there were enough toys for 2,000 children. the same number given out last year. santa is going to be busy at glide memorial church with the give away there. >>> even the leaders are calling it truly extraordinary. the generous gift for one zoo and the mystery behind it. >>> wet weather will stick around at least for the weekend. we are tracking the current storm and even more rain for holiday shoppers. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink
was passed in the state legislature and signed by governor brown this fall. the court blocked the law from taking affect january 1st until it could hear arguments on whether the law is constitutional. >>> the shopping frenzy is underway and retailers are trying something new to help those last-minute shoppers. 24-hour sales. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at macy's in daily city. thomas? >> ama, dan, these stores want to make sure the last-minute shopper has someplace to go. beginning today macy's is having one of the longest one-day sales i have ever seen. they opened at 7:00 a.m. and they will go straight through until 7:00 a.m. on sunday. they are not alone. >> all of the last-minute stuff i got, i think. i have a few to go, but i'm pretty close. >> richard humphrey is a last-minute shopper who has come to the mall. the stores have some entice meant for procrastinators. there are some offering discounts of 50, 65 or 75% off. the one store in the mall that is offering a full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. th is one of the more than 800 macy's stores that is staying op
minutes to go. cardinal answer on the next possession, brown hits go ahead 3. stanford wins 70-68. a's, in a letter, owner lieu wolf reportedly asked for an agreement to keep a's in oakland through 2018. that is a look at sports. see you at 5:30. >> a live look now of downtown san francisco. the rain is coming down. next is one more look at the top stories including the weather. all the rain and wind for the holiday storm that is now upon us. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, area this weekend. right now nearly a thousand custom >>> a look at this morning's top stories. holiday storm hitting the bay area this weekend. it is raining as we speak. nearly 1000 are without power including 400 on the peninsula. we are taking a live look now at jaw valley. snow is coming down. it will be a white christmas. they're expecting a couple feet of snow at the lake level from this current storm system. tomorrow on eyewitness news, san francisco's top cop on the gun control debate. does it have substance or is it low hanging fruit? >> it is low hanging fruit. this is no brainer stuff to rein
. governor jerry brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasions. a similar goes into in effect in illinois. >>> we have been talking about rain a lot. i guess it's coming but today is beautiful. >> have you been outside? >> i took a little walk outside. >> gorgeous. >> a little chilly, crispy. the rain is coming sooner than you might think but in the meantime, weather headlines today a nice dry break. we're in between storm systems right now getting plenty of sunshine, mostly sunny skies. partly cloudy, cool night overnight, as well. and then a chance of rain returning as soon as tomorrow afternoon. check this out. this is a view of alameda. you can see san francisco there in the distance, the bay bridge. temperatures are cool. low to mid-50s by later on this afternoon. low 50s right now. it's because this high is in place for now but watch this. this is that low that's going to bring us showers as soon as friday afternoon. it is getting closer towards the bay area. light rain we're anticipating. increasing clouds overnight friday morning and early friday afternoon, scattered s
until the court can hear further arguments. the law. which governor jerry brown signed in september, was set to take effect january first. it would make mental health professionals who engage in efforts to change a clients' sexual orientation. subject to discipline by state licensing boards. >> jacqueline: there rainfall continues with the center showers and more for the rest of the week. your complete forecast, coming up. >> coming up the warriors hosting the bobcats and will a justin smith miss his first game in 11 years? sports, coming up. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliabil
toys courtesy of mother browns dining room. there were enough toys for 2000 children. the same number given out last year. if you're thinking these are very happy children today, you would be right. >> i got a mars robot. >> what do you think? >> i like it. >> what are you going to do with it? >> i'm going to make it beat up my other toys. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you. >> reporter: those are perhaps our favorite interviews of the year. the glide toy give away begins tomorrow morning at 9:00. reporting live in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> new figures show the state's jobless rate dipped into the single digits last month. the unemployment rate for november fell to 9.8%. that's down from 10.1% in october. the jobless rate hasn't been this low since january of 2009 when the rate was 9.7. most economists have predicted that california's unemployment rate would remain in the double digits through next year. >>> the unemployment rates in the nine bay area counties are lower than the state average. in some counties much lower. the highest jobless rate rema
of the city. arthur brown, noted architect in the city, wanted for a while to build a tower. he had become very interested in persian towers. it was the 1930's. it was all about machinery and sort of this amazing architecture, very powerful architecture. he convinced the rec park commission that building a tower in her memory would be the thing to do with her money. >> it was going to be a wonderful observation place because it was one of the highest hills in the city anywhere and that that was the whole reason why it was built that high and had the elevator access immediately from the beginning as part of its features. >> my fear's studio was just down the street steps. we were in a very small apartment and that was our backyard. when they were preparing the site for the coit tower, there was always a lot of harping and griping about how awful progress was and why they would choose this beautiful pristine area to do them in was a big question. as soon as the coit tower was getting finished and someone put in the idea that it should be used for art, then, all of a sudden, he was excited ab
, and as much as feasible consistent with the brown act, etc. and this is one of the most perhaps, the most important decision that is transportation authority makes in hiring, an executive director. and so, i want to make sure that it is very inclusive process for the members of this authority. >> thank you. >> and what i would say is that i would think that it is... there is something wrong with actually commissioner chu? >> thank you, i just want to echo my support for supervisor weiner's comments. i think that it is great to be able to have the personnel committee meet to be able to go through some of the piece and kind of bring perhaps, a set of ideas to us. but i think that it is very important for our members of the commission, even the folks who are not on the committees to be able to play an active role in the structure of how it is that we go forward and engage in a process to a higher new director and i think that as supervisor chu mentioned what the structure of this body should look like, what the current structure works? do we think that we could do it differently? >> i think
our roots. and i am talking about sfsuc. at one time this was just a water department. here mr. brown and mr. helman and a few others decided to make this an enterprise department. now that it's an enterprise department and i know that mr. moran is looking at me with big eyes, and that's rightly so. now that this is an enterprise department we need some sense about our assets. so i was at the last meeting, and i missed the first portion where (inaudible) and i was there in the succession portion with lafco, and i strongly feel that hetch hetchy was taken, and all the mandates laid down in the regular act, which people do not want to read. which we should read. are to focus on hydroelectricity. and how much of that can we increase to bring here to the city. we are not paying attention to it. we are like arbitrarily thinking if they pay us something, we can be content. we need to revisit that. now i don't know if you have visited our toilets. at long last they have what is called water flows that are going to save us millions of gallons of water. this is in our great city hall in the ye
leaders besides our mayor here. we had mayor brown, mayor newsome, but we also want to thank for their vision that has led us here today. i also want to recognize a couple previous port commissioners. ann hall stead and rodney fong. i learned we all work closely as a team to get to the vision you heard everybody mention. i'm really excited today to be on the port commission because there is truly a renaissance going on up and down the waterfront including projects like this which will provide beautiful public access and all the other things that are going on. i can't think of a more exciting time to be involved with the city and the waterfront and to be on the port commission. so, i just want to recognize and thank also the port staff. there are many of them here today, monique and her staff, and we have members in the development and real estate and i think again it takes tremendous amount of teamwork to make these things happen. and i think again, that is my message to thank everybody. thank you very much. (applause) >> i'd like to also point out former commissioner fx crow
in the administration of then-mayor willy brown. and general myat and i were talking about putting together a table top exercise and in came from some exercises from the marine corps and barry newman was a very energetic officer in the marine corps. he has gone over to afghanistan, i went over and saw him there, he was attached to the kabul police chief. i think he's going to have some interesting perspectives about working in the police department in a war zone. lieutenant commander patricia serrano, her assignments have been varied includes working as a immediate vaek core man, a legal clerk and a tqm instructor. she completed a 7-month deployment. captain mike napolitano is serving with the navy's expedition training group. while deployed in 2004, he spearheaded maritime patrol relief efforts toing the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, as well as numerous theater cooperation efforts throughout the pacific and in 2009 captain napolitano reported as commanding officer of the expeditionary training group. this is a fabulous panel and i know you're going to appreciate what they have to say. rear admira
reverend brown and used his zeal and intelligence, his will to fight. he is a preacher, pastor, teacher, musician and a san francisco giant fanatic. [applause] and to all of you here today this issue of violence is a complex and challenging one. no one need to be self rightious about it because there is no instant answer to the things that all of us must. do i am impressed with the religious communities coming together. at least we should know that the issue today is peace is not the absence of noise. it's the presence of justice. when there is no justice there is no peace and when there is poverty and pain people search out for a bomb and put off that bomb. the excitement is that we're here today with each other. we at best can reach out to those who are not here because it's not just a matter can be solved with an enlightened church. the killing in kansas city, a football player, his wife and himself. three or 4 nfl players say they carry a gun and with basketball players the same. somewhere we're sitting around watching san francisco play miami excited who will win th
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